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  • Must see
    Exhibition Closing Soon

    ARTIST ROOMS Self Evidence | Photographs by Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe

    Portrait

    Until Sun 20 Oct 2019

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Must see
    Exhibition Closing Soon

    The Long Look | The Making of a Portrait

    Portrait

    Until Sun 27 Oct 2019

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Tour

    Amplified Tour: The Long Look | The Making of a Portrait

    Portrait

    Sun 20 Oct 2019

    11am - 12 noon

    Free

  • Course SOLD OUT

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Acrylics

    Portrait

    Thu 24 and Thu 31 Oct 2019
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

  • Special event

    Ruskin Live: the 1853 Edinburgh Lecture

    Portrait

    Thu 24 Oct 2019

    6:30 - 7:30pm

    £15.00

  • Tour

    Gallery Social: The Long Look | The Making of a Portrait (for anyone affected by dementia)

    Portrait

    Fri 25 Oct 2019

    10:30am - 12 noon

    Free

  • Special event

    Autism-Friendly Early Openings (All Ages)

    Portrait

    Sun 27 Oct 2019
    9 - 10am

    Free

    Booking essential

  • Lecture or talk

    Airts o Soons an Een: Scotland's Art in Scots

    Portrait

    Tue 29 Oct 2019

    12:45 - 1:15pm

    Free

  • Special event

    Hallowe’en at the Portrait Gallery (Ages 6+)

    Portrait

    Thu 31 Oct
    6:15pm & 7:15pm

    Free

    +1 other sessions

    Booking essential

  • Drop-in event

    Wee Treasures (Ages 2-5)

    Portrait

    Sat 2 Nov
    10.30am & 11.30am

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

    Open Studio: Make an Impression (Ages 1-3)

    Portrait

    Tue 5 Nov 2019
    10:30 & 11:30am

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Course SOLD OUT

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Ink

    Portrait

    Thu 7 and Thu 14 Nov 2019
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

  • Special event

    Friday Night Mixer: Where are the Women?

    Portrait

    Fri 8 Nov 2019

    6 - 8:30pm

    £6.00

  • Drop-in event

    Postcard Portraits (Ages 6+)

    Portrait

    Sun 10 Nov 2019

    2 - 4pm

    Free

  • Exhibition Coming Soon

    Scotland’s Photograph Album | The MacKinnon Collection

    Portrait

    Sat 16 Nov 2019 - Sun 16 Feb 2020

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Once-a-Month Shared Reading and Creative Writing

    Portrait

    Every third Wednesday of the month
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    Free

    +3 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

    Easel Sketching in the Gallery

    Portrait

    Thu 21 Nov 2019

    2 - 4pm

    Free

    +4 other sessions

  • Tour

    British Sign Language (BSL) Tour: Scotland’s Photograph Album | The Mackinnon Collection

    Portrait

    Sat 23 Nov 2019

    11am - 12:30pm

    Free

  • Special event

    Autism-Friendly Early Openings

    Portrait

    Sun 24 Nov 2019

    9 - 10am

    Free

    Booking essential

  • Music concert

    Dementia-friendly Concert - Live Music Now: New Horizons

    Portrait

    Mon 2 Dec 2019

    11 - 11:30am

    Free

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Guided tours and workshops

Guided tours and workshops

We look forward to welcoming all types of groups to the galleries! We have a fantastic range of guided tours, workshops and learning activities to enhance your experience of the collection and exhibitions.

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Friends go free

Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.

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Past exhibitions

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About the National Galleries of Scotland

About the National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland cares for, develops, researches and displays the national collection of Scottish and international art and aims to engage, inform and inspire the broadest possible public.